Bedazzling Beaded Jewelry
Turn beads and wire into fashionable rings and bracelets
- Total Time Needed:
- 1-2 Hours
If your child wants to add some pizzazz to her wardrobe, these fabulous rings and bracelets should do the trick. They make great gifts for friends too.
- 18- and 24-gauge craft wire
- Beads (we used seed beads, bugle beads, and rocaille beads, all available at craft stores)
For each ring, cut a 6- to 8-inch length of the 24-gauge wire. Use the pliers to bend over 1/4 inch of the wire at one end, then string on the beads.
When the beads are about 1/2 to 1/4 inch from the end of the wire, bend over the end of the wire, leaving some room for the beads to move. Then wind the beaded wire around a pen, marker, or other round item to shape the new ring.
For a bracelet, use a piece of the 18-gauge wire (ours was 17 inches long) and rocaille beads. Then wrap the string of beads around an appropriately sized round object, such as a cardboard tube or a rolling pin.